Schuylkill River Trail Construction Underway

Schuylkill River Trail at Port Royal Avenue | Photo: Mike Szilagyi

Work on the Schuylkill River Trail has indeed broken ground, and is now getting under way from Shawmont out to the Montgomery County line. There is no posted detour, but many cyclists will use parallel River Road, which is nice and flat with low traffic volume.

Funded with federal stimulus (Tiger I) money, the finished trail will extend all the way to Shawmont Avenue, thus taking bikes off of Nixon Street.  Construction is expected to last four months.

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Mike Szilagyi was born in the Logan neighborhood of Philadelphia, and raised in both Logan and what was the far edge of suburbia near Valley Forge. He found himself deeply intrigued by both the built landscape and by the natural “lay of the land.” Where things really get interesting is the fluid, intricate, multi-layered interface between the two.

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